Friday, July 15, 2005

THRU 0600Z JULY 15, 2005

Alaska/Northwestern Canada:
GOES-10 visible imagery now through 06Z does show more smoke over portions
of Alaska and Northwestern Canada than earlier message indicated. The
smoke produced by a very large fire in south central Yukon-Koyukuk in the
western portion of Denali has spread outward in many directions. Another
significant smoke plume from exploding fire in the southwestern Kenai
Peninsula primarily extends westward and southwward over Cook Inlet and
offshore. Finally the numerous fires between Great Bear Lake and Great
Slave Lake over northwestern Canada are producing a third large area
of smoke. Some of this smoke appears to be spreading southeastward into
northern Alberta and Saskatchewan Provinces of Canada

Southeastern Canada:
Increasing fires in Quebec and eastern Ontario are producing large and
very dense smoke plumes.  In Quebec the smoke plumes extend southward
with the smoke moving toward but not yet entering New York State.
In Ontario the plumes extend toward the north or east.  Earlier today a
large area of smoke was seen west of the Hudson Bay. Updated imagery right
at sunset shows a thin ribbon of what is likely diffuse smoke stretching
from Hudson Bay southward to near Lake Superior, then extending eastward
all the way to the northern tip of Maine.

Very numerous agricultural burns are producing a hazy smoky mix in
central Kansas.


Unless otherwise indicated:
  • Areas of smoke are analyzed using GOES-EAST and GOES-WEST Visible satellite imagery.
  • Only a general description of areas of smoke or significant smoke plumes will be analyzed.
  • A quantitative assessment of the density/amount of particulate or the vertical distribution is not included.
  • Widespread cloudiness may prevent the detection of smoke even from significant fires.